Feminism, Pop-Culture | Posted by Pippa B on 10/3/2014
Every Girl Needs A Gay Best Friend (Or Not)
Dwight Eubanks from the Real Housewives of Atlanta
Every woman needs a designer handbag, a little black dress, a pair of killer heels, and a gay best friend. The ideal gay best friend is impeccably dressed and overflowing with gossip. He is ready at all times to defend your honor with a sassy yet aggressively pointed finger and to deliver a perfectly timed comeback. He is in your court no matter what and ready to be summoned at any time. And let’s not forget the fierce walk.
The idea of a Gay Best Friend (or GBF) has seeped into popular culture through movies, television and, perhaps most prominently, “The Real Housewives” franchise. Dwight Eubanks, a regular on the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” (RHOA), has almost 40,000 Twitter followers, a …
Feminism | Posted by Julie Z on 07/27/2012
Can Guys and Girls REALLY Be Just Friends?
the age old question
It’s always pissed me off that I can’t seem to hang out with any one of my guy friends without the nature of that relationship being called into question. You talk all the time and you have so much in common, my female friends have pointed out about these friendships past and present, as if these qualities automatically meant a romantic relationship had to follow. On some level I understand it – after all, teenagers have formed and continue to form romantic relationships on the basis of much less. But I always found it interesting how when people are presented with a friendship between a man and a woman that is actually based on commonality and equality, they feel they must manipulate it in order to …
Feminism | Posted by Regina on 11/4/2010
The Entitlement List
the gay best friend accessory: just one type of entitlement
Entitlement: belief that one is deserving of certain privileges
When men are invading your space (at the supermarket, jogging, the bank, lunch line) and think it’s okay.
“Nice guys” who feel they’re entitled to sex because they treat you well.
When you dress “slutty” ( it doesn’t matter you can be wearing a garbage bag) men feel entitled to comment on how provocative you look and how you deserve anything that THEY do to you because of it.
White people trying to touch POC’s hair.
White people trying to cultural appropriate other people’s cultures.
The N word. ” Why can’t we say it?!?”
Men think it’s ok to say “bitch,” “slut,” “skank” etc etc
The whole Ground Zero mosque …